• ESIP and NDS sign MOU
    In recognition of ESIP's and NDS's mutual goals and interests,
    a memorandum of understanding is now in place that agrees to
    principles of pathways for impact, our roles as learning
    organizations, and a commitment to collaborate.
    Read more
  • Container Analysis Environments
    Workshop Report
    Workshop report from the joint NDS/Data Exploration Lab workshop
    on Container Analysis Environments for Research Data Access and Computing
    is now available.
    READ MORE
  • EarthCube Building Blocks
    now in NDS Labs Workbench
    Based on the NDS Labs Workbench framework, the workbench serves as
    a natural place to preserve, showcase, and use the EarthCube's
    Building Blocks, serving as an "App store" for finding, running, and
    working against these developed tools and services.
    READ MORE
  • NDS TO PROVIDE SEAD
    DATA AND TOOLS
    NDS is pleased to host SEAD data and tools once SEAD's
    cooperative agreement with the NSF's DataNet program
    concludes on June 30, 2017.
    Read more
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  • WHAT IS THE NDS?
    Watch this video to learn about the revolutionary services
    taking shape at the National Data Service.
    Read more about the NDS!
  • NDS LABS AND NDS SHARE
    These new platforms allow the NDS community to try out new
    tools and explore new ideas for sharing data as we prototype
    key NDS capabilities.
    Read more about NDS Labs Read more about NDS Share
The National Data Service (NDS) is an emerging vision for how scientists and researchers across all disciplines can find, reuse, and publish data. It builds on the data archiving and sharing efforts already underway within specific communities and links them together with a common set of tools designed around the following capabilities:

Search

The NDS will allow users to easily search for data across disciplinary boundaries. As users hone in on data of interest, they can easily switch to discipline-specific tools.

Publish

The NDS will connect users to tools for building and sharing collections of data. It will help users find and deliver data to the best repository for data-publishing.

Link

The NDS will create robust connections between data and published articles. When researchers reference an article, they have ready access to the underlying data.

Reuse

The NDS will not only provide access to data for download, it will provide tools for transferring data to processing platforms or allow analysis to be attached to the data.

ESIP and NDS sign Memorandum of Understanding

In recognition of ESIP and NDS's mutual goals and interests, a Memorandum of Understanding is now in place that agrees to principles of pathways for impact, our roles as learning organizations, and a commitment to collaborate.

Read more

EarthCube Building Blocks now in NDS Labs Workbench

Based on the NDS Labs Workbench framework, the workbench serves as a natural place to preserve, showcase, and use the EarthCube's Building Blocks, serving as an "App store" for finding, running, and working against these developed tools and services.

Read more

7th National Data Service Consortium Workshop

The seventh National Data Service Consortium workshop (NDS7) will be held in Chicago on April 13-14, 2017. The workshop's theme is "Scientific Data Platforms: from Silos to Ecosystems."

Read more

Join the Consortium

A broad assembly of data providers, data aggregators, community-specific federations, academic libraries, publishers, and cyberinfrastructure providers has come together to guide the development and operation of the NDS. Membership is open to all interested projects and organizations.

Find out how you can get involved